A Novices Guide To Wake Up Laughing
The 20 Second Reveal
Years ago, I had a painter friend named Wendy. Her drawings though similar in feel, always allowed the viewer to see something with fresh, new eyes. The sunlight reflected on an expansive pond, the blues and purples of January snow we often consider white yet not, the rimmed hazy sky at twilight.
About ten years ago, my dad and I were chatting and he says to me. “I had one of those dreams last night.” “What dream?” I said. “You know,” he said, “the kind where you are laughing so hard in your dream, you wake up laughing.” “What are you talking about?!? I’ve never had that kind of dream! Seriously, you wake yourself up by laughing?” “Yeah,” he said with a shrug, “ You don’t? I thought everyone did.” “No dad,” I said bemused, “I guarantee you it’s not an everyday thing.” Then we talked some more about what he was...